During the preseason of cross country and was able to reduce my old-time last year from 20:55 to 19:48 and was fortunate enough to be picked for cross country seasac as the reserved runner. I will keep on training with the selected few that got picked to fly to KL but will not go to KL my self unless someone injures themselves in this process. I will also need to start morning training on Saturday and also start working on my fitness to help improve my overall time. One of the challenges I was able to overcome was reducing my overall time, I found it extremely hard to do this, and keep my self motivated even though there were fasters runners than me. But in the end, it paid off, as I was able to reduce my time by almost a minute, and as writing this, I was further able to improve my time to 18:45, and I will aim for a seat in the top 5 of the SEASAC team.
The main reason I took yoga as one of my activities is because I felt that I needed to have one activity throughout my week that would help me relax and regain some mental energy. I’m doing a lot of intense sports and I know one yoga lesson a week may not make a difference, but trying it out can never hurt. And so far I have found it so helpful. It helps me to reach a good place especially with the intense IB course that I’m going through. I have found it a bit hard trying to follow through with some of the poses but over time I feel I can get there; it pains sometimes, but as some people say yoga is the key for a healthy life. I really looking forward to carry out this activity for the rest of the year.
week 2 of IB
I started cross country last year in grade 10, it was mostly an impulse decision, and I didn’t hate it. Which is why this year I am going t be doing cross country for the next two seasons, with the intention of making the seasac team. Cross country will contribute to my activity for my CAS for my IB course. I feel cross country is an extremely hard sport to maintain, as if you stop running for a month, or even two weeks, you will become slower. It is not only a sport that relies on your fitness but it also mainly relies on your mental game; as you are going to be running using your core for 5 km and out of experience that 5 km where you really push it, takes a heap of mental energy. But the final feeling that you gain after you have done that 5k is extremely well deserved. I finished cross country in the SEASAC team as the reserved runner that means I will spend season two doing cross country, along with high hopes for SEASAC next year.